Wondering whether you should file a car accident lawsuit for the injuries you sustained in a crash? This article offers some advice.
When you are hurt in a car accident, your first thought should not have to be about whether you will be able to afford medical treatment. In some cases, however, you will need to file a lawsuit to recover fair compensation for your injuries and suffering.
If you are trying to decide whether to file a car accident lawsuit to pay for your injuries, here are some of the things you should know.
What Makes a “Good Case”?
Put into simple terms, a good case for a car accident lawsuit is any case that involves significant injuries, but it really depends on your situation. The other driver’s insurance may adequately cover your expenses, in which case there would be no reason to seek further compensation.
If, however, the other driver’s insurance coverage is inadequate, offers a low settlement, or denies your claim, you will need to take legal action to compensate you for the damages suffered. Damages can range from injuries and loss of income to pain and suffering.
When to File a Car Accident Lawsuit
If you want to learn whether you should file a lawsuit before speaking to an attorney, there are a few ways to determine if you have a good case.
First, if you sustained any injuries, including if a family member was killed, you should seriously consider filing a lawsuit. Treating injuries, even relatively minor ones, is expensive, and you should not be left with a bill because of someone else’s action. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages.
A car accident lawsuit is also a good option if you have lost income or work as a result of your injuries. You already have medical bills piling up—you should not have to worry about losing the money you could have made if you had not been in the accident in the first place. You may also need to consider whether you have lost future earning potential, as this can be added to the damages collected in a lawsuit.
Finally, if your quality of life has been affected by your injuries, you probably have a good case for filing a car accident lawsuit. While the above damages account for tangible losses that can be added up and accounted for to the dollar, pain and suffering offers compensation for non-physical losses.
If you have experienced any of these situations, you need to speak to an attorney.
Learn from an Attorney Whether a Car Accident Lawsuit Is Right for Your Situation
Have you been hurt in a car accident? Let us help you deal with the complicated mess so you can get the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries. At RRBH Law, our attorneys are here to support you. Get in touch with us to set up a consultation today.